New Bed & A Plan – ORC Week 2

It’s already the 2nd week of the One Room Challenge, a blogging event where participants and featured designers makeover a room in 6 weeks. I’ve decided to make some much-needed changes in my master bedroom, and I shared all the “before” pictures of the room here.

Well things are moving right along. Last week, I spent a few hours on Pinterest reminding myself that I can do this, and I crossed one major thing off the list: buying a new bed!

The bed we bought on Amazon after we moved was a big mistake. Huge. It was too low to the ground and uncomfortable. Zero stars. I’ve been on the lookout for a new bed since the day it was assembled.


Divan upholstered beds seem to be a popular option here, and there are a lot of reasonably priced ones. For a while, I was tempted by the low cost and storage options, but at last I admitted to myself they’re just not my taste. Andrew and I both prefer wooden beds over upholstered ones, and this time we decided to buy something we actually like (what a concept!), and will be able to love and cherish for years to come.

My internet searches kept bringing me back to these lovelies from Warren Evans. Beds

sunday bed   //   venice bed

I managed to convince Andrew to stop by the Warren Evans shop in Shoreditch on one of our days in London – just to “look.” I think both of us knew at that point that we were going to buy a bed, but neither of us wanted to be the first to say it.

I’m really glad we went in person to shop for a bed rather than just buy on online. The shop was in an adorable little loft, and all it was nice to see the different stains in various lighting.DSC_0101_002After seeing the awesome built in drawer options, we were sold! We ended up ordering the Verona bed with 2 full size drawers, and the company delivered and assembled it for us!

And here she is!


Just playing around with pillows


The drawers are awesome, and really a lifesaver since we don’t have the space for a normal dresser. Soooo much storage space!

Just replacing the bed has made a big difference in this room, and it’s helped me wrap my head around the other changes I want to make. Here are a few photos that I’m drawing inspiration from. The plan is to keep it simple, but make it more cosy.

bedroom inspiration.jpg
bed inspiration

I think the struggle for me will be sticking to a neutral/black and white palette, and not overdoing it with random décor. While I am drawn to simple Scandinavian interiors in photos, in real life I like having stuff. I don’t want stuff to takeover and make things look chaotic.

Be sure to check out the other participants here!


7 thoughts on “New Bed & A Plan – ORC Week 2

  1. Clarissa I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

  2. That bed is gorgeous and the added storage is a huge bonus I’m sure! I can’t imagine the courage and effort it would take to move overseas! I can’t wait to see your finished room.

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